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Mother Charged In Death Of Toddler Mauled By Dogs (graphic)

Posted by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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Mother Charged In Death Of Toddler Mauled By Dogs

A mother has been charged in the death of her toddler that was mauled to death by a pack of seven dogs. Summer Laminiack has been arrested for child cruelty in the death of 21-month-old Monica Renee Laminiack.

Three adults were reportedly present in the Laminiack home, but sleeping, when the toddler escaped through a dog door. Monica wandered into the backyard with the family’s seven dogs and was brutally mauled to death.


As reported by NBC News, the family became aware of the situation when the grandmother, Michelle McIntyre, woke up and heard the dogs barking and looked out the window. McIntyre was stunned to discover the seven pit bulls dragging her granddaughter’s body around the yard. She immediately screamed for help, but it was too late.

Authorities arrived and found the child dead. Police recovered shoes, a diaper, and shredded clothing that was found scattered throughout the yard.

As reported by WTOC, detectives have stated that the wounds indicate the dogs were attacking the child for an extended period of time. The severity of the wounds, including near decapitation, could not have occurred over the span of a few minutes.

All seven dogs, considered family pets, were euthanized. The Laminiack family insists that the dogs had never displayed any signs of aggression toward people and were always gentle with the toddler.

As reported by Jacksonville.com, authorities found the dogs well cared for and did not find any signs of neglect or mistreatment.

Monica’s 18-year-old mother has now been charged in the death of her toddler.  Authorities contend that the mother is responsible for her daughter being mauled by the dogs.


Summer reportedly surrendered to authorities yesterday. She has been released on $5,000 bond. Summer and her attorney have refused to comment on the mother’s arrest, or charges that she is responsible for her toddler being mauled by the dogs.


Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/622574/mother-charged-in-death-of-toddler-mauled-by-dogs/#pLKQLSC6ayeIwIq3.99 



Georgia toddler mauled to death by family's pack of dogs

A toddler was mauled to death after her family didn't notice she had gotten out of the house, and seven of their nine dogs attacked her in the backyard, Georgia authorities said.

Monica Renee Laminack, just 21 months old, crawled through the doggie door of her family's Ellabell, Ga., home on Wednesday evening and managed to slip out into the backyard, Debra Odom, Bryan County sheriff's office administrative secretary, said.

That's when the family's pet dogs — all pit bulls or pit bull mixes, according to Odom — seized on her.

"They started attacking the child, mauled her, drug her all over the yard, took her clothes off, scattered her clothes," Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith said in a news conference Thursday.



Emergency personnel arrived on the scene to find the girl covered in bite marks and were unable to revive her, reported WTOC.com in Georgia

“When we got here and spoke to EMS, they told us that when they got here, she was already cold. There was nothing they could do,” Bryan County Deputy Sheriff James Beatty told The Savannah Morning News.

Five people were home at around 6 p.m. when the mauling happened, according to WTOC.com, including Monica's 12-year-old brother, who was assigned to watch her, and their grandmother.

The grandmother, who was not identified, reportedly woke up to hear the dogs barking; she looked out her window and yelled "They are killing Monica!", reported WTOC.com. 

Bryan County Animal Control euthanized all seven of the dogs involved. An Irish settler and beagle that the family owned were spared, Odum said, adding authorities had never been responded to calls at the home before this.

An autopsy was being conducted on Thursday. No charges have been filed yet.

"It's still under investigation right now," Odum said.

It's unclear why the dogs became aggressive with the toddler, who would have turned 2 years old in June. 

 “She habitually played with dogs, all of them. But they drug her all over the yard. Something turned them on her. We don’t know what,” Smith said, reported The Savannah Morning News.

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weezer_cookie
by Bronze Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:49 AM
Omg this is terrible!!! I can't even imagine the guilt she must feel.
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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:52 AM

She was not even there!!! I do not get the charges at all. I think those adults who were there bare the responsibility 

JP-StrongForTwo
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:57 AM
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...if they had been AWAKE, and the dogs attacked and killed her in a span of moments...i would have sympathy. 

But to be asleep THAT LONG!? while your small child is wandering the house? 


BULLSHIT!!
Every single one of those 'adults' should be charged.

 

JP-StrongForTwo
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Wait, so am i reading it wrong? Mom wasnt there? who was then? It says 3 adults were there sleeping. where was mom? 

tambrathegreat
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:59 AM

I don't get how they are charging her.  She left the child in the care of her mother and other adults.  Why is she being charged with murder?

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Georgia toddler mauled to death by family's pack of dogs

A toddler was mauled to death after her family didn't notice she had gotten out of the house, and seven of their nine dogs attacked her in the backyard, Georgia authorities said.

Monica Renee Laminack, just 21 months old, crawled through the doggie door of her family's Ellabell, Ga., home on Wednesday evening and managed to slip out into the backyard, Debra Odom, Bryan County sheriff's office administrative secretary, said.

That's when the family's pet dogs — all pit bulls or pit bull mixes, according to Odom — seized on her.

"They started attacking the child, mauled her, drug her all over the yard, took her clothes off, scattered her clothes," Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith said in a news conference Thursday.


Emergency personnel arrived on the scene to find the girl covered in bite marks and were unable to revive her, reported WTOC.com in Georgia

“When we got here and spoke to EMS, they told us that when they got here, she was already cold. There was nothing they could do,” Bryan County Deputy Sheriff James Beatty told The Savannah Morning News.

Five people were home at around 6 p.m. when the mauling happened, according to WTOC.com, including Monica's 12-year-old brother, who was assigned to watch her, and their grandmother.

The grandmother, who was not identified, reportedly woke up to hear the dogs barking; she looked out her window and yelled "They are killing Monica!", reported WTOC.com. 

Bryan County Animal Control euthanized all seven of the dogs involved. An Irish settler and beagle that the family owned were spared, Odum said, adding authorities had never been responded to calls at the home before this.

An autopsy was being conducted on Thursday. No charges have been filed yet.

"It's still under investigation right now," Odum said.

It's unclear why the dogs became aggressive with the toddler, who would have turned 2 years old in June. 

 “She habitually played with dogs, all of them. But they drug her all over the yard. Something turned them on her. We don’t know what,” Smith said, reported The Savannah Morning News.

Caspriel
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:01 AM

The mother wasnt even home?Is that correct?

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:03 AM


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Five people were home at around 6 p.m. when the mauling happened, according to WTOC.com, including Monica's 12-year-old brother, who was assigned to watch her, and their grandmother.

JP-StrongForTwo
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 2:24 AM
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Ok...so now im even more dumbfounded. the pitbulls were all euthenized, but not the setter and beagle? why? because they arent pits? 

this is so unclear! 

tnmomofive
by Bronze Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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In the article it states that 7 of a total of 9 dogs were involved in attacking the baby..so im assuming that the setter and beagle were the two that did not attack her.I am also guessing that the mother was home at the time but im not for certain.How horrible.

Quoting JP-StrongForTwo:

Ok...so now im even more dumbfounded. the pitbulls were all euthenized, but not the setter and beagle? why? because they arent pits? 

this is so unclear! 



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